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Lynne Cheney

About Lynne Cheney

Author and historian who is best known as the wife of former United States Vice President Dick Cheney. Her list of co-authored books includes Executive Privilege (1979), Academic Freedom (1992), and America: A Patriotic Primer (2002).

Early life

She served as Chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1993. In 1995, she founded the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.


Her husband, Dick Cheney, was the Vice President under U.S. President George W. Bush.

Family of Lynne Cheney

She was raised Presbyterian, but joined the Methodist denomination upon marrying Dick Cheney. She and her husband became parents to two daughters: Elizabeth and Mary.

Close associates of Lynne Cheney

She served as Second Lady of the United States while Laura Bush served as First Lady.

Gertrude Himmelfarb

About Gertrude Himmelfarb

A New York-born historian known for her work on English culture during the Victorian era, she also published books and articles pertaining to contemporary intellectual history. Her scholarly works include The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values (1995) and Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians (1986).

Early life

She studied at Cambridge and went on to receive her doctorate in 1950 from the University of Chicago. She taught for many years at the City University of New York.


Her publications impressed  Britain s former prime minister Gordon Brown, who didn t agree with her analyses of British history.

Family of Gertrude Himmelfarb

She married Irving Kristol, one of the ideological founders of neoconservatism. She had a son and a daughter.

Close associates of Gertrude Himmelfarb

Her son, William Kristol, founded the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard.

Max Boot

About Max Boot

Historian who has earned fame for his expertise on armed conflict and foreign policy. He has contributed to CNN and the Washington Post with foreign policy analysis, and saw his 2018 book The Corrosion of Conservatism named to the Washington Post s notable books of the year list.

Early life

He earned his B.A. in history from the University of California at Berkeley. He later graduated with his history M.A. from Yale University. 


He was named to Forward Magazine s 2018 list of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans. He was a senior foreign policy advisor for the presidential campaigns of John McCain in 2008 and Marco Rubio in 2015-2016. 

Family of Max Boot

He was born in Moscow and later raised in Los Angeles, California. 

Close associates of Max Boot

He has frequently appeared alongside Anderson Cooper on his CNN show AC360.